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1974 Minnesota Twins season

1974 Minnesota Twins
82-80, third in the AL Western Division
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Bloomington, Minnesota (since 1961)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Calvin Griffith
    Manager(s) Frank Quilici
    Local television WCCO-TV
    (Larry Calton, Ralph Fritz)
    Local radio 830 WCCO AM
    (Herb Carneal, Larry Calton)
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    The 1974 Minnesota Twins finished 82-80, third in the American League West.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Only one Twins player made the All-Star Game, second baseman Rod Carew. Carew won his fourth AL batting title with a .364 average, while outfielder Bobby Darwin hit 25 HR and drove in 95 runs. Three pitchers had double digit wins: Bert Blyleven (17-17), Joe Decker (16-14), and Dave Goltz (10-10). Bill Campbell showed potential as a reliever, registering 19 saves and 8 relief wins.

    Only 662,401 fans attended Twins games, the lowest total in the American League. It was half the number of fans that attended in the 1960s.

    Season standings

    AL West W L GB Pct.
    Oakland Athletics 90 72 -- .556
    Texas Rangers 84 76 5 .525
    Minnesota Twins 82 80 8 .506
    Chicago White Sox 80 80 9 .500
    Kansas City Royals 77 85 13 .475
    California Angels 68 94 22 .420


    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1974 Minnesota Twins
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    = Indicates team leader

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    C Borgmann, GlennGlenn Borgmann 128 345 87 .252 3 45
    1B Kusick, CraigCraig Kusick 76 201 48 .239 8 26
    2B Carew, RodRod Carew 153 599 218 .364 3 55
    SS Thompson, DannyDanny Thompson 97 264 66 .250 4 25
    LF Braun, SteveSteve Braun 129 453 127 .280 8 40
    RF Darwin, BobbyBobby Darwin 152 575 152 .264 25 94
    DH Oliva, TonyTony Oliva 127 459 131 .285 13 57

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew 122 333 74 .222 13 54
    Holt, JimJim Holt 79 197 50 .254 0 16
    Gómez, LuisLuis Gómez 82 168 35 .208 0 3
    Roof, PhilPhil Roof 44 97 19 .196 2 13
    Hundley, RandyRandy Hundley 32 88 17 .193 0 3
    Bourque, PatPat Bourque 23 64 14 .219 1 8
    Ferrer, SergioSergio Ferrer 24 57 16 .281 0 0
    Lis, JoeJoe Lis 24 41 8 .195 0 3

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Blyleven, BertBert Blyleven 37 281 17 17 2.66 249
    Decker, JoeJoe Decker 37 248.2 16 14 3.29 158
    Goltz, DaveDave Goltz 28 174.1 10 10 3.25 89
    Woodson, DickDick Woodson 5 27 1 1 4.33 12
    Hughes, JimJim Hughes 2 10.1 0 2 5.23 8

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Albury, VicVic Albury 32 164 8 9 4.12 85
    Hands, BillBill Hands 35 115.1 4 5 4.45 74
    Corbin, RayRay Corbin 29 112.1 7 6 5.29 50
    Butler, BillBill Butler 26 98.2 4 6 4.10 79

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Campbell, BillBill Campbell 63 8 7 19 2.62 89
    Burgmeier, TomTom Burgmeier 50 5 3 4 4.52 34
    Johnson, TomTom Johnson 4 2 0 1 0.00 4
    Fife, DannyDanny Fife 4 0 0 0 17.36 3

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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